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Zesty grapefruit, times two? Sounds tasty to me! Thing is, it smells like a black to me, and I’m getting little grapefruit out of it. Did I brew it incorrectly? Perhaps….? I always do my blacks at 2-3 minutes, even when 5 minutes is recommended, and I also used 2 tsp for 8 oz. as suggested on the package… I think I must have missed something. Still tasty, just not at all like grapefruit to me.
Thanks OMGsrsly for sharing this with me! :)
Oh so good. With almond milk and 1/2 tsp maple syrup tonight.
Om nom nom.
Both dehydrated and cold this evening, so I’m probably going to have one more gigantic mug of tea before going to bed with a large bottle of water. :)
(10 min at boiling. Might just resteep this one as the chicory is good for that.)
It smells earthy with chocolate notes—and I can taste some of that too. I wouldn’t call it earthy in taste mind you—but the chocolate-like taste is there, a creaminess and sweetness. It’s a very mellow and very enjoyable tea. A bit reminiscent of a Hunan Black I’ve liked, otherwise not really comparable to blacks I’ve had before.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Cream
The last time I got this, I received the bottom of the barrel. It’s mostly rooibos. :)
Still, the flavours are nice, especially when I mix a little Chicory Dickory Dock into it. It would be Even Better if I had some of that coconut creamer I make, but I’ve been lazy and tired and don’t have any in the fridge. Almond milk does in a pinch!
Umm, oops? Sipdown! (248)
I’ll have to go get more later this week. They close at 7, and since they’re across a bus zone, I don’t like going down there before 6:30. :/
Oh well. Delicious as always. Today I added 1/2 tsp maple sugar to my mug. Mmm. Mapley goodness. I think this could be really nice mixed 50/50 with a smoky keemun or something. The sweetness from the maple, the smokiness from the other tea. The base of this is a little icy/frosty feeling, which is neat.
(Don’t worry, Courtney, I’ll get more this week so I can send you some! I’ll see about snagging a couple other samples for you as well, since I’ll be there. :) )
Ooh, I’ve wanted to try this for a bit now. It’s been in my sipdown container for a few weeks, and I’ve just been making my way through things as I can. It’s got quite the lineage, this particular cuppa – there are three names on the bag: OMGsrsly, Sil and then myself. I love it when great tea gets swapped all over the country and back! So much fun.
To the tea. It’s almost a chai, more chocolately than chai however, plus a nice thickness from the huge piece of cardamom in this particular teaspoon. It’s creamy and savory, sweet and dessert-like.. I may need to (finally) go find Steam and get some more.
EDIT: What?! This is rooibos? Jeepers. Had I put that together, I would have enjoyed this long ago. Most definitely on my to-order list now.
1 tsp in 12oz., because the sample package sent to me shared I should steep 1.5 tsp in 250mL.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cream
This isn’t a bad green, I just never ever reach for greens… so even though I’m not actually finished this tea, it’s a sipdown. Someone will receive this as a surprise tea. :D I just sanitized myself and my counter and set up little labelled baggies for a bunch of people. That should make it easier for me.
It steeps up pretty murky, and very sweet. Like, I can tell it’s sweet even through my cold of doom. I can even taste the strawberry, and think this would make an excellent cold brew. I’m just not interested in cold teas right now. Sorry, 3 litres of iced tea I have in the fridge. It’s not you, it’s me.
Thanks to OMGsrsly for sending over a sample of this one. I have to admit, I’ve been avoiding it a little bit because puerhs, especially flavored puerhs, still scare me a little bit. But I have a bit of a stomach ache and figured now was as good a time as any to go for it. :)
Well color me impressed. Not only does this tea actually smell good to me (so rare with puerh), it tastes even better. Sweet and nutty and really quite tasty. It doesn’t read as distinctly strawberry, but more like a berry and hazelnut tart. The puerh does have a breadiness, but it could also be described as a pastry flavor. I am amazed. I enjoy it more the more I drink it. This may be the only puerh I’ve rated in the 90s. Thanks so much for sharing, OMGsrsly!
Note: actually 1.5 tsp for 12oz.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Berries, Nuts
Sad sipdown. (203)
This is honestly the best maple tea I have ever had. The base is present but subtle and it allows the maple to really shine. That is what this tea is, pure, unadulterated, maple syrup flavor. Awesome! Thank you OMGsrsly for sharing this with me. The rest is being passed along to spread the love. It will be missed though.
I tried increasing the rating but the bar is not particularly iPad friendly. I would bump this to a 78 at least.
People seem to be posting a lot with the new system… I had a lot to read through to get back to where I left off yesterday when Steepster went down for updates. I noticed it stopped updating my iPhone app, but you never know whether updates are going to be more behind the scenes or up front. I have to say the new update looks very familiar to me, as they were clearly trying a lot of it out in the app beta.
Anyway, this tea. I got a sample of this from OMGsrsly in our recent swap, and I pulled it out this morning. I did probably overleaf a bit (a bit more than 3tsp), but that’s fine because it came out awesomely. Sweet, smooth, mapley, yum! The black base had a nice malty undertone as well that served this one well. I haven’t had a maple tea that I really loved before, but this one certainly matches that requirement. I had it this morning while I also had some Vermont maple cream on a bagel, and it was the perfect match. Thanks again OMGsrsly for sharing this one!
I was looking at comments and it seems like I am one of many who was supplied this tea but the very generous OMGsrsly. I was a little hesitant to try this because I find maple is a hard flavor to accomplish as there is a fine line between not enough flavor and cloying. This is slightly to the former side of that line but really right on the edge. I taste mostly the base but the smell of maple goodness is just so strong that I am happy nonetheless. I don’t think I would seek this out but I could definitely sniff this cup all day (that didn’t sound as weird in my head). Thank you OMGsrsly!
I brought a mug of this to work today, supplemented with a little maple syrup… which was too sweet. I can’t win! :)
It was delicious, and I greatly enjoyed it. Now I’m at home watching Sherlock and trying to do laundry but someone in my building is a jerk and didn’t even bother leaving a basket. I’m not OK with dumping their clean laundry on the gross floor…
YES! It’s back, and I like it.
The ingredients have changed, I’ll try to update them later. It now contains dark chocolate, which is nice.
I steeped it with a little coconut milk and a lot of water, on the stove, for about 15 minutes. Then I poured it into my glass and added some of this weird-ass creamer I made with egg, coconut milk, coconut oil, and powdered vanilla beans.
Only, it works. It’s nice and creamy and rich and delicious and oh, I’m so glad I went to Steam and got more of this. Yum.
Having this as a latte. I went and grabbed a couple cans of coconut milk, and a box of coconut cream. I’ll be mixing up my own “coffee” creamer to have with my tea, but I thought I’d use some to indulge a little. :)
1/4 cup or so 60% coconut milk, 200ml extra strong tea, topped up with boiling water. Delicious. And the flavours in this puerh are such that the coconut milk doesn’t overpower. Yay!
Confession time… I have never been a big fan of maple. I’ve always found it to be jaw clinchingly sweet even it small quantities. Please don’t hate me. Since I’ve never been a maple fan I’ve always avoided maple teas. Big mistake. This is some yummy stuff.
There’s plenty of sweetness from the maple, but compared to maple syrup it’s fairly low key and easy to enjoy. It did throw me off that the base tea doesn’t have a distinct taste. Normally this bugs me, but in this case it works. There was a lovely smoothness to the tea, and no astrigncy or bitterness. I added a little milk which enhanced the smoothness even more. So good.
Thank you, OMGsrsly for sending this tea my way and in such a generous amount that I can enjoy several more cups. I’m going to hide it from the rest of my family so I can keep it all to myself. :)
sipdown! I have had a few cups of this now and i am loving it – resteeps quite nicely. I’m sending the remaining cup or so off to Missb to try out which makes me giggle a little since this particular tea will be travelling halfway across the country and back.
My only problem with this tea is the name…i have no idea why but after dark makes me think of mint chocolate..like after eights…so i kept expecting mint. However, there is no mint to be found and this is still deliciously tasty! thanks so much for sending this my way omgsrsly
I have no idea where they sourced this tea from, but it has the same name as a tea from Adiago.
Anyways. I really like it. Very sweet, lots of nuts and berries although I couldn’t readily identify strawberry. The nuts flavour is way stronger for me. The puerh does that almost bready thing here. It steeps well twice for me, and does well with a bit of cream.
I like it. I just have a wee sample I’m working through, but I need to get some.